Posted on August 20, 2020
Staying In Shape While Travelling
Exercise is a crucial part of looking and feeling good, especially when you’re away from home for work or leisure. However, sometimes the information out there conflict each other, so you will find yourself not knowing what to do. There may be times you feel like giving up, but continue on. As someone who has been travelling for work and pleasure for the last decade, pre pandemic of course, the below advice will hopefully help you keep up your shape while travelling.
It’s key to have a very strong core. If your core is solid, it will make any exercise you do easier. Doing sit-ups is an easy and cheap way to build your core. Sit-ups require no special equipment and you can do some reps virtually anywhere, which means you can squeeze in a few sets throughout your day. Sit ups also stretch the muscles in your abdomen, allowing for a broader range of motion. Improve your core and you improve the rest of your body as well.
Always make sure to pack some workout clothes for any trip. It’s hard to do a workout in jeans or suit pants, and frankly you’ll feel and look better in a pair of stretched leggings with some nice kicks rather than an old pair of shorts and an over-sized shirt you’ve had for the last decade.
To increase the strength of your forearms, try this great tip from tennis and racquetball players. Put a giant piece of newspaper on a table or other surface that is flat. Crumple the whole piece of paper in your writing hand for at least 30 seconds. Do this two times and then go to the other hand and do it once. You should do it a total of 4 times on your dominant hand.
Flex your glutes at the top of each rep when lifting weights over your head. Your bottom receives an enhanced workout and your chance of injury is greatly reduced because you are better positioned. This position then offers more stabilization for your spine.
Fitness can be a difficult subject to fully grasp because there is so much information available and much of it is quite contradicting. However, there are some universal tips that will help anyone become healthier. By reading the article below, you will get a good understanding on what you should do to lead a happier and healthier life.